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The Arrival of Her Royal Highness in England 22 February 1689

Major collection: Hart Nautical
Named collection: Arthur H. Clark Collection
Object type: engraving
Maker: Allard, Carel; Aveele, Johannes van den
Place made: Netherlands, North Holland, Amsterdam
Date made: 1689
Materials: ink; laid paper
Measurements: 10 in x 12 3/4 in
Nomenclature: Queen Mary II; Dutch; British
Classification: maritime events

A print of the arrival of Princess Mary (later, Queen Mary II), daughter of King James II, Duke of York, to England. She married her cousin, William of Orange, and moved to Holland. Mary became Queen after her husband invaded England during the Glorious Revolution (1688-89), and her father fled the country December 1688. Carel Allard's print depicts the warm welcome she received in England. She enjoyed great popularity during her reign. Mary is at the center foreground surrounded by a throng of spectators, Lords, and nobles who pay their respects by kneeling and bowing. The print is indexed with the numbers (1-10) on the image corresponding to the text at the bottom. The indexed captions identify a variety of details such as which figures are courtiers, the escort of war ships in the distance, the first-class inn in which people witnessed her arrival, the carriage that would take her to London, and the beach castles in the background.


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